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The First Book Of Jazz

FOR LANGSTON HUGHES'S THIRD ENTRY in the First Books series, he turned his attention to a subject that was of great importance to him: jazz. Illustrated by Cliff Roberts

Tones Drones And Arpeggios The Magic Of Minimalism

In this episode Charles Hazlewood tracks down the pioneers of minimalism, which began on America's west coast in the 1950s. Describing them as 'prophets without honour'.

Doing it for Dilla

Live from Johnny Brenda’s, DJ Jazzy Jeff along with Dayne Jordan give you “Doing It For Dilla” Listen,

newvelle records

We are building an association of likeminded music lovers, interested in acquiring new music available solely on vinyl. We will be offering memberships to receive a new pressing bimonthly of some of the finest artists in the world and we are offering it in a format that is completely exclusive.

Todd Simon Mixtape

assembled a clever mix of jazz 45s that he’s found across the globe, Jazz on 45. Above is the mix he put together prior to a recent trip to Paris where he DJed an all-45 set at Le Mellotron. Track list and write-up by Todd Simon below.

Jon Hassell & Gilles Peterson

The legendary trumpet player and electronic music pioneer, Jon Hassell pass by the Brownswood Basement.

Jon Hassell session on KCRW

L.A. based composer and avant-garde trumpeter Jon Hassell is revered for his minimalist ambient work. We'll have a rare visit when he brings a trio to perform select pieces for Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am.

The Steely Dan Dictionary

The Steely Dan lexicon.


Celebrating the artistry and music of John Coltrane.

Love Sex and The Zodiac

It's up there with Ken Nordine's "Colors". Nat Adderley was most definitely on the "Jazz Cigarettes" when he wrote this. What's your star sign?

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